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September 25, 2017

Jack Johnson

One of the most fervent green activists of our time has continued his green initiatives in his latest album that just came out on September 7th, "All The Light Above It Too." He wrote most of the album's songs while camping or boating, usually bringing just a backpack, ukulele, and an acoustic guitar on these trips.  About writing the album, he said, "I wrote these songs when I was out of reception and phones can't ring, there's not a lot else to do, so we play a lot of guitar."   The album's cover was shot on a beach on the Hawaiian Islands where North Pacific Gyre carries a lot of plastic on...

September 11, 2017

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we reflect on dozens of artists who came together to support victims of the attacks, and artists who were inspired to commemorate that tragic morning in song. 

America: A Tribute to Heroes

        The first major 9/11 benefit concert was created by the heads of Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS and aired commercial free on September 21, 2001.  The program was filmed in studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London with a simulcast show in Canada.  The telethon raised money for 9/11 victims and their families, especially affected New York City fire fighters and poli...

September 8, 2017

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid (1984)

        This classic inspired the idea for “We Are the World" and helped prompt Live Aid, which happened seven months after this song's release. This Christmas #1 of 1984 was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Are.  Geldof hoped the song would raise £70,000 for the famine in Ethiopia, but instead it raised £8 million within twelve months of release.

        The tune was recorded by a supergroup of the biggest British and Irish musical acts of the time, including: Robert “Kool” Bell from Kool & the Gang, Bono fro...

September 6, 2017

The country music community is rallying in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts--check out what your favorite stars have done to help!

George Strait

The King of Country was born in Poteet, Texas and has family and friends personally affected by the storm.  On August 29th, he tweeted that he is “working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community.”

Josh Abbott Band

This Texan country group is selling hurricane relief t-shirts for $30.  All proceeds of the “My Texas” t-shirts will be donated to organizations assisting in Hurricane Harvey relief.   Josh Abbott h...

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